'Q3 2012 US forex traders profitability report' - winners v losers

Discussion in 'Forex Trading' started by Wallace, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. fxcm..... hmmm funny how they are at the bottom of the list.. lots of losers there..
     
  2. attached is 3 reports, Q4/09 , Q1/11 and Q3/12 :
    Q1/11 from: 'winning traders: from + 23.5% up to + 39.9% profitable'
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=222307
    and the first report Forex Magnates published - Q4/09:
    http://forexmagnates.com/us-forex-brokers-account-profitability-comparison/
    for instance in 09/10: Oanda reported about 50/50 thru 4 Qs while FXCM about 25/75

    broker and total client capital by broker:
    http://forexmagnates.com/us-forex-brokers-regulatory-capital-report-for-february-2011/

    also found 'Top 100 Forex Traders Statistics' by Oanda for last 24hours, and 7 days:
    http://fxtrade.oanda.com/analysis/top-100-forex-traders-statistics


    so, client profitability seems to be Very variable, tho the Why isn't known
    abattia just posted ' "Going nowhere fast" (article about Hedge Funds)':
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=256383
    and from the article:
    "There are, of course, market-beating superstars, as you would expect in an industry
    with nearly 8,000 participants (and rising). The top decile of managers has served up
    returns of over 30% in the past year, according to Hedge Fund Research, a data
    provider. But a third have lost money, including some of the stars of yesteryear: John
    Paulson, celebrated as an investment wizard in 2007 for having foreseen America’s
    housing bubble, reportedly saw his flagship fund lose 17% in the first ten months of
    2012, after a 51% fall in 2011."

    I tried 'consistently profitable' in Search and it turned up 4,238 topics in 170 pages !!
    more manageable, Search set to 'threads' turned up 15 topics, two selected:
    'How to become consistently profitable':
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=64644
    and most posts: 'Consistently Profitable Day Traders':
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45222&perpage=6
    google: consistently profitable traders ~ 'About 8,050,000 results'